Menswear Fashion Week in Milan all about color

A model displays a creation as part of Moschino Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection ina supermarket on June 25, 2012, during the Men's fashion week in Milan. TIZIANA FABI/AFP/Getty Images

A model displays a creation as part of Moschino Spring/Summer 2013 Menswear collection in a supermarket on June 25, 2012, during the Men's fashion week in Milan.
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(CBS/AP) Casual and colorful was the underlying theme of this year's menswear Spring/Summer 2013 Fashion Week in Milan.

After four days of preview shows ending Tuesday, it is clear that the Italian designers - and others showing in Milan - want to project good vibes for next summer.

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The current round of menswear had a happy feel to it, whether it was offering suits with Bermuda shorts for the office or a fuchsia summer raincoat to outshine even the darkest cloud.

Shorts - short as well as knee length - are the stars of the season, moving between resort and workplace with incredible ease. The blazer also makes a huge comeback, cut close to the body, colorful and worn with a pair of shorts or a trouser cropped at the ankle. Lightweight coats are another summer favorite.

Although some designers threw in a tie for old times sake, the more popular piece to go under a suit was a white open-collared shirt or a classic polo shirt.

This round, designers used organza and other see-through materials-usually relegated to womenswear for special transparency on pullovers and patterned jackets.

But no matter what the style, summer 2013 is all about color, from red to green to yellow to deep blue and even differnt colors in the same outfit.

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